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[08/29/13 - 10:54 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Top Timeslot Competition for Week of Aug. 19-23
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 19-23.

[via press release from NBC]

"THE TONIGHT SHOW," "LATE NIGHT" TOP TIMESLOT COMPETITION FOR WEEK OF AUG. 19-23

Encores of Leno, Fallon Outperform ABC and CBS Late-Night Competitors in Key Demos, Total Viewers

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Aug. 29, 2013 - Encore telecasts of NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" have scored #1 finishes for the week of Aug. 19-23.

"Tonight" encores outperformed CBS's original "Late Show" and ABC's rebroadcast "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in 18-49 viewers, total viewers and most other key measures.

Note: CBS Friday programming, including a "Late Show" encore, was delayed by an NFL overrun and is excluded.

At 12:35 a.m. ET, Fallon rebroadcasts outscored CBS's encore "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and ABC's original "Nightline" during their head-to-head half-hour in every key category - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

Leno has now delivered bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Show" for the last 40 weeks in a row and topped "Kimmel" for 30 of their 33 head-to-head weeks. In total viewers, Leno has out-delivered "Late Show" for 44 weeks in a row and "Kimmel" for 33 of 33 weeks.

Fallon has now generated bigger 18-49 audiences than "Late Late Show" for 45 of the last 46 weeks and prevailed in total viewers for 42 of the last 44 weeks. Versus "Nightline" in their head-to-head half-hour, Fallon has out-delivered the ABC series for 33 of 33 weeks in viewers 18-49 and 19 weeks in a row in total viewers.

Ratings reflect "live plus same day" data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date figures are averages of "live plus seven day" data except for the two most recent weeks, which are "live plus same day."

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of Aug. 19-23. Ratings reflect "live plus same day" data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date figures are averages of "live plus seven day" data except for the two most recent weeks, which are "live plus same day.")

ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 0.7 rating, 3 share *
CBS "Late Show," 0.6/2 *
ABC "Kimmel," 0.5/2 *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.3/2
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.4/2 *
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.3/2*
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.2/2 *

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 2.9 million viewers *
CBS "Late Show," 2.7 million viewers *
ABC "Kimmel," 2.0 million viewers *
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.3 million viewers
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.3 million viewers *
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.2 million viewers *
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.7 million viewers*

* All NBC programming, as well as "Kimmel" and "Late Late Show" were in rebroadcast last week. Friday's CBS programming was excluded due to an NFL overrun.

SEASON TO DATE

ADULTS 18-49
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 0.8 rating, 3 share
CBS "Late Show," 0.7/3
ABC "Kimmel," 0.7/3**
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 0.4/2**
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 0.5/3
CBS "Late Late Show," 0.4/2
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.3/2

TOTAL VIEWERS
11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Tonight," 3.5 million viewers
CBS "Late Show," 2.9 million viewers
ABC "Kimmel," 2.5 million viewers**
12:35-1:05 a.m. ET
ABC "Nightline," 1.6 million viewers**
12:35-1:35 a.m. ET
NBC "Late Night," 1.7 million viewers
CBS "Late Late Show," 1.5 million viewers
1:35-2:05 a.m. ET
NBC "Last Call," 0.9 million viewers

** Since January 8.

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF AUG. 19-23

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, "The Daily Show," 0.4 (with encore telecasts)
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.3 (with encore telecasts)
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.4 (with encore telecasts)
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 1.1
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.7

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS
Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. "The Daily Show," 0.8 million viewers (with encore telecasts)
Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, "The Colbert Report," 0.7 million viewers (with encore telecasts)
TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, "Conan," 0.8 million viewers
Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.2 million viewers
Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million viewers





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